RMPrepUSB allows the Windows user to easily and quickly 'roll their own' multiboot USB drive. It allows the user to quickly test, partition, format, install a boot manager, extract or copy files and then test a multiboot (aka multipass) USB bootable drive. It can also make or restore an image and much more. Multiboot 'point-and-shoot' utilities like YUMI or XBOOT are excellent, however they don't support every different ISO or image. You will learn to enjoy making your own personal multiboot drive using RMPrepUSB!
Why use RMPrepUSB rather than a standard USB formatting tool?
- Safe - it only lists USB drives that are less than 128GB in size by default so you cannot accidentally format your USB backup drive or internal hard disk
Instead of using dd to copy an image to a drive (which can be risky if you choose the wrong drive!) use RMPrepUSB.
- Compatible - RMPrepUSB uses special boot code patches and partition arrangements to give your USB drive the best chance of booting on a wide variety of different PCs
- Fast - formatting is quick. A special FAT32 layout is used which improves write speeds to your USB drive by as much as 10% or more.
- Flexible - you can install a variety of different bootloaders and perform all the actions normally required to make a bootable USB drive within RMPrepUSB.
- Test Environment - you can test that your USB drive boots using QEMU before you try boot it from a real system.
You will get the most benefit from RMPrepUSB if you take the time to learn about the grub4dos boot manager/loader (see Tutorial 21 for an introduction).
RMPrepUSB and grub4dos is under constant development and improvement and actively supported on the reboot.pro forum.
RMPrepUSB v2.1.725 is now available. It includes the new version of grub4dos grldr (20141027) which is now the same version used by E2B v1.57aBeta9.
I have also changed the RMPrepUSB - Install grub4dos code so that it always asks you if you want to copy the grldr file over (even if 'No user prompt' is ticked) and it also now warns you that it will overwrite the \grldr file if there was one already present on the target USB drive.
Download link for RMPrepUSBSetup: http://www.rmprepusb...redirects=0&d=1
Download link for RMPrepUSB Portable: http://www.rmprepusb...redirects=0&d=1
Edited by Ponting, 33 minutes ago.